Five Questions All Evaluators Should Ask Their Clients
- Published on Friday, 14 August 2015 00:00
Our very own Pat Fiorenza got to share his thoughts on client relationships in the evaluation field in the EvaluATE blog. Click here to read what you should ask your client at the onset of your project: http://www.evalu-ate.org/blog/fiorenza-july2015/
Hezel Associates Further Expands its US DOL TAACCCT Portfolio
- Published on Friday, 31 July 2015 00:00
Hezel Associates has been selected as the external evaluator for Alpena Community College’s (ACC; discover.alpenacc.edu) US DOL TAACCCT Round 4 grant. ACC received $2,500,000 in this round of Federal funding, which focuses on four STEM industry sectors.
Its fourteenth US DOL TAACCCT evaluation, Hezel Associates is conducting a concurrent embedded mixed-methods study in order to answer the program’s research questions. In order to assess the impact of the project on performance measures, Hezel Associates is using a quasi-experimental, matched participant design using propensity score matching to identify a comparison group for the programs of study.
For more information, click here: http://tiny.cc/5fe90x
Hezel Associates Evaluates Veteran’s Program in Virginia
- Published on Friday, 17 July 2015 00:00
Hezel Associates will conduct an evaluation to assess the implementation and impact of the Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) and Mentoring programs being piloted as part of the Department of Labor Virginia Veterans Services Demonstration Project at five locations in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS; http://www.vccs.edu/). This evaluation will be a comprehensive mixed methods study and data will be collected from five pilot sites: Germanna Community College, Lord Fairfax Community College, Northern Virginia Community College, Thomas Nelson Community College and Tidewater Community College. The evaluation will provide feedback to improve implementation and assess the promise of these programs by comparing outcomes including, or theoretically linked to, credential attainment and employment between students receiving prior learning assessment (PLA), and mentoring support with those who have not.
Find out more about the project by clicking here: http://tiny.cc/s7uq0x
Hezel Associates Gives Back at ARISE
- Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 00:00
It’s important for companies to give back to society and provide support to local organizations. To this end, Hezel Associates looks for opportunities for our team to volunteer services, provide assistance, or help out financially. This week the team was excited to offer our time and energy at ARISE at the Farm, an accessible, inclusive recreation center located on a 77-acre working horse farm in Chittenango, NY. Since 1979, ARISE (http://www.ariseinc.org/) has provided opportunities so that people with disabilities can live freely and independently in the community. ARISE at the Farm is open throughout the year and offers a variety of recreational activities for disabled and handicapped individuals living throughout Central New York.
Our team spent the day clearing brush on the Sensory Trail. This area on the Farm is used for horseback riding and offers camp participants the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds (and smells) of nature. It was hard at times but definitely worth the effort as we saw campers enjoying their time at the Farm.
Find out more about ARISE at the Farm here: http://www.ariseinc.org/recreation-art/arise-at-the-farm/
Hezel Associates Hires Michelle Slowik
- Published on Friday, 19 June 2015 00:00
Hezel Associates has hired Michelle Slowik as a Research Assistant. Prior to joining Hezel Associates, Ms. Slowik worked as a Research Assistant while pursuing her degree at SUNY Oswego. In this role, she gained experience in project design and management, and also quantitative and qualitative analysis. Ms. Slowik holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Health Science from SUNY Oswego.
Find out more about Michelle by clicking here: http://tiny.cc/65blzx
Hezel Associates Participates in 2015 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge
- Published on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 00:00
Hezel Associates was proud to participate in the 2015 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge! The rain held off and we were able to run with a crowd of 7,864 runners and walkers from 278 companies in the 33rd annual running. This year, Honor Flight Syracuse was the beneficiary of the race. Honor Flight Syracuse has embarked on an ambitious mission to transport veterans from World War II and beyond to Washington, DC at no cost to them, to visit the memorials dedicated to their honor and sacrifice. Hezel Associates was honored to help support such a great cause. Good job team!
Hezel Associates Hires Tashera Bolds
- Published on Friday, 05 June 2015 00:00
Hezel Associates has hired Tashera Bolds as a Research Assistant. Prior to joining Hezel Associates, Ms. Bolds worked as a graduate research assistant at Syracuse University. She engaged in various research projects surrounding STEM instructional learning environments, including both formal and informal contexts in K-12 settings. Ms. Bolds holds a master’s degree in instructional design, development, and evaluation from Syracuse University and is pursuing a doctoral degree in the same field as a Syracuse University STEM Fellow.
Find out more about Tashera by clicking here: http://tiny.cc/syd6yx
Hezel Associates Adds to its US DOL TAACCCT Portfolio
- Published on Thursday, 28 May 2015 00:00
In addition to the evaluations for Rounds I, II, and III, Hezel Associates has been selected as the external evaluator for Delaware Technical Community College’s (www.dtcc.edu) US DOL TAACCCT Round IV grant. Delaware Tech received $2,394,110 in Federal funding for round 4. Over a four-year period, Hezel Associates will conduct all evaluation activities associated with the grant, addressing the development, implementation, and impact of the Round IV grant activities.
Its eleventh US DOL TAACCCT evaluation, Hezel Associates is conducting a concurrent embedded mixed-methods study in order to answer the program’s research questions. Researchers will gather data using annual reviews of program documentation; interviews with key program staff, industry partners, and program participants; and review of extant data prepared by the college and Delaware State Department of Labor. In order to assess the impact of the project on performance measures, Hezel Associates is using a quasi-experimental, matched participant design using propensity score matching to identify a comparison group for the programs of study.
For more information, click here: http://tiny.cc/neuryx
- Hezel Associates Staff Judge SUNY ESF Science Fair
- Eileen Ziobrowski Joins the Team
- Hezel Associates to Evaluate NHTI’s TAACCCT IV GET IT Program
- Hezel Associates to Evaluate CAMI – Connecticut’s TAACCCT Round IV Project
- Hezel Associates Collaborates Once Again with SIUE
- Patrick Fiorenza Joins the Team
- Hezel Associates Evaluates Rare Book School Fellowship Program
- EERS Board Member and Hezel Associates' CEO Knestis Featured on AEA Blog